Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Un-boring walls

It's been a while, so I thought I should post something. We're still progressing with the upstairs renovation. The flooring has been taken up and this week we have the Electrician and Plumber coming to fix up the lines so that new flooring can be put down (we're going with carpet upstairs, but the original floorboards will be reused downstairs).
I have been looking for interesting stuff for our walls. Nice paintings are a bit outside our budget at the moment, so I've been looking for alternatives. For the bedroom, I’d really like the PrintDolls 'All Stops To... Pyrmont' screen print seen in the mood board of my previous post, but at $880 it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. As a possible alternative, I found this cute poster on etsy (seller theloveshop).
And this one also on etsy (seller NestaHome).
For my side of our home office, I'm considering a Bally print from PictureStore...
This cute poster (also from etsy seller theloveshop)...
And 'Fashion' wall stickers from Ferm Living.
I'm also coveting (and have been patiently waiting until I have the space to hang them) StudioOat’s 'Spirited' collection of prints.
'Finding Our Roots'
Another contender, which we found at the Art Sydney event last week, is Geisha Yume by Nanami Cowdroy. The detail in this limited edition print is amazing.
P.S. I am aware that un-boring is not a word. I just couldn't think of a real word that worked better (I've been up since 5am this morning).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bedroom mood board

I had completed what I thought was an excellent mood board for our new bedroom (yes, this is the room shown previously that currently looks like a demolition site), but I have come to the realisation that it is a little too me and not enough Harry. But it's so pretty that I decided to post it here anyway.
I already have the Tord Boontje Garland light (top, left), the Florence Broadhurst Japanese Floral fabric (bottom, right) and the Florence Broadhurst Tropical Floral wallpaper (second from bottom, right). They will stay, but I may not use them all in the bedroom.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our new wall

We had renderers here on the weekend and we now have one lovely smooth wall upstairs... now what colour to paint it?

In the second picture you can see the new framework for the back wall. We're adding about one metre in extra depth to the room.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upstairs floor plan

Following on from my last post – this is my basic floor plan layout for the upstairs room.

A little explanation:
  • The pale blue line around the stairwell is a frameless glass balustrade. 
  • The pink rectangle in the window bay is a built-in bench seat. 
  • The grey boxes jutting out of the right wall are from the fireplaces on the ground level.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    Progress... finally!

    We moved into our 120+ year old (but new to us) home in March of this year and not much has happened since (except for a new colorbond roof and ceiling insulation in the front section). In the last seven months, we (or was it just me) have changed our minds about the plans about a hundred times... but finally we have made progress.

    The Surveyor came today and did all his measuring up, so we should soon get the boundary and elevation drawings to have our plans drafted. Yay!

    Also, the upstairs room (this will be our bedroom) was demolished over the long weekend.

    It went from this.

    In progress...

    You may think this looks bad, but we had already removed a tonne of rubbish (literally, it weighed 980kg when dumped) at this stage.

    To this.

    You may think it currently looks much worse than it did before we started. We had to smash out the walls as they were in very bad condition and we intend to extend into the roof space at both ends of the room.